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Beginning Gardener Series: Fertilizing seedlings and plant starts

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Fertilizing seedlings and plant starts You have planted your own seeds, and they have sprouted now what?  Seedlings are no different than their fully grown counterparts, and they need to be fertilized just the same.  When it comes to seedlings, you should begin fertilizing as soon as they have their first set of true leaves.  What are true leaves?  When seedlings sprout, the first leaves you see are Cotyledons.  You will notice that these leaves all look the same regardless of what you are growing.  These leaves provide the plant with all the nutrients necessary until the true leaves appear. ...

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Beginner Gardening Guide to N-P-K

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Ready to venture into the world of fertilizers? You will need to have an understanding of what the numbers on the front of the fertilizer bag mean.  When you walk into the aisle with fertilizers, you will see three numbers separated by hyphens on the bag.  These numbers represent the three primary macronutrients, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.  What is a macronutrient?  Macronutrients are the essential nutrients necessary in large amounts for growth and development.  Each one of these plays a different but vital role in plant nutrition.  Careful when using fertilizers because applying too much can lead to overfertilization, which...

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Lemon Verbena

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What is Lemon Verbena?  Besides being one of my favorite herbs.  It is a frost, sensitive, deciduous herb.  In My opinion, it is one of the best if not the best herb you can add to your garden.  It is fragrant and has many uses.  Out of all of the lemon scented herbs I grow, this one has the most applications.This herb is native to South America, growing wild in Chile and Peru.  Being native to South America should help you know one thing, This plant will not thrive in the cold.  It is a warm weather plant.  It will...

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Vegetable Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

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Vegetable Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

Vegetable Salad with Orange Ginger DressingHere’s one of my favorite salad side dishes. Actually this is the side dish for I’m bringing for Thanksgiving.Here’s what you will need to make it:1️⃣. 2 cups of packed kale2️⃣. 1/2 a red cabbage 3️⃣. 12 Brussels sprouts 4️⃣. 2 carrots 5️⃣. 1 cup of broccoli 6️⃣. 1/4 cup parsley For the dressing:7️⃣. 2 oranges juiced8️⃣. Tablespoon of grated ginger9️⃣. 3 tablespoons of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey Optional:🔟. 1/2 cup of dried cranberries1️⃣1️⃣. 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds & sunflower seeds1️⃣2️⃣. Salt & pepper to taste ••••••••••••••••••••••➡️ You can roughly chop ingredients...

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Excellent Egg Salad

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Excellent Egg Salad

Excellent Egg Salad I have A LOT of eggs most of the time. I don’t want to only eat scrambled eggs every morning so I like to have some other options. Egg salad is quick & I get to use fresh herbs from the garden. Here’s what you need to make this excellent egg salad:1️⃣ 3 hard boiled eggs (roughly chopped)2️⃣ 2 avocados 3️⃣ 1/4 cup diced red onion (approximately)4️⃣ 1 handful of chopped parsley 5️⃣ 1/2 handful of dill 6️⃣ 1 diced celery stalk 7️⃣ Juice of 1/2 lemon 8️⃣ Salt & pepper to taste •➡️ Boil eggs, let...

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